, georgia, kentucky, mississippi, north carolina, oklahoma, south carolina, tennessee, texas, virginia, and west virginia. [applause] i would like to give it a big applause to all of these states because of their health is what made this possible. -- their help is what made this possible. [applause] some of you may have seen our next honored guest on line in his gut c. youtube and videos. -- his gutsy youtube videos. he called nancy pelosi and barack obama on the carpet [no audio]. this man was first elected by a special election, and overwhelmingly reelected in 2008, and things to his dedication to conservatism. he has championed ethical reforms andraditional family values. he vigorously served the people of his district on the north and south shores of lake pontchartrain, keeping communication lines open with them, holding a town hall meetings, a lead of them within his first three months of office. please give a warm welcome to congressman steven sculley -- steve scalisi. >> i wanted to welcome you all to new orleans, not just those of you from this region, but all around the south.